Portrait Society Of America 2023

You are invited to enter the Portrait Society Of America 2023, 25th annual “The International” portrait competition, showcasing the finest in portraiture and figurative art today.

A variety of mediums is welcomed and encouraged.

The top twenty finalists are required to exhibit their selected original artwork and be present at the prestigious The Art of the Portrait conference in Washington, DC, May 11-14, 2023 for final judging and awards.

Submission requirements

All entries must meet the following:

➜ Must be the artist’s own original design and concept
➜ Created independently
➜ Completed after March 2020
➜ For 2D the longest side should not be larger than 60”
➜ For 3D the size of the piece should weigh no more than 50 pounds and under 8′ (preferably under 6′)
➜ Save each file in the following form: JPG or TIFF
➜ No larger than 3 megabytes each

In addition, no photography, electronic, computer generated art, art done in a class, workshop or under supervision is eligible. All other media is accepted and encouraged, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Participants are eligible to submit up to three artworks for consideration. Up to three digital image files can be submitted.

Note: Sculpture entries can provide up to 3 views of the same piece.

Make note of these items when formatting your entry:

  • Only Digital entries will be accepted
  • Up to three digital image files can be submitted on online via our entry form
  • Save each file in the following form: JPG or TIFF
  • No larger than 3 megabytes each
  • Images should ONLY be of the artwork
  • Do not include matting frame, etc. in the image


This competition is open to all artists worldwide.


All finalists will be eligible for over $140,000 in cash and prizes. The William F. Draper Grand Prize includes a feature article in International Artist Magazine and a $50,000 cash prize. Finalists also receive recognition in The Art of the Portrait journal and on the Portrait Society’s website. Finalists receive complementary tuition to The Art of the Portrait conference as well as other cash and prizes.

Entry fees

The $50 Entry Fee covers up to 3 unique submissions.

Deadline: 20 Feb 2023

website: https://www.portraitsociety.org/2023-international-portrait

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